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Who Is Really Worthy of Power in America?

Easter may not seem like a good time to think about the political positioning that is already taking place between Republicans and Democrats and potential presidential candidates in anticipation of next year’s election cycle. But Easter actually puts these political tussles over power into a right perspective.

In the heavenly worship service recorded in Revelation, we are told that the twenty-four elders cast their crowns before the Throne and cried out, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou has created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Wouldn’t it be great if our politicians were willing, in deep humility, to acknowledge that God alone is really worthy of power and offer the crowns of power they seek to Him for Him to use for our country’s good?


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Sixth Circuit Provides Hope for Heartbeat Bill

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upheld Kentucky’s ultrasound law. This is important given the Tennessee Legislature’s debate over the constitutionality of a fetal heartbeat abortion bill.

First, the court used the words “unborn child” or “unborn life” a total of 30 times in its opinion, a recognition that abortion takes the life of a child. But more importantly, it cited approvingly another circuit court decision affirming that abortion “terminate[s] the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.

Given that this is the court to which any decision involving Tennessee’s heartbeat bill would be appealed, now is the time for Tennessee’s Legislature to assert an unborn human being’s right to life as one of the unenumerated but inalienable rights protected by the too-long forgotten Fifth and Ninth Amendments to our Constitution.


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Pro-Life Legislators Need to Stop Fighting

Tennessee’s pro-life legislators are fighting over which of two pro-life bills to pass. One, known as the “trigger bill,” would limit abortion except in cases involving the life of the mother, but only if Roe v. Wade is reversed. The other, the fetal heartbeat bill, prohibits abortions once a heartbeat is detected.

Some legislators believe the trigger bill is too passive. Others believe the heartbeat bill is too aggressive and the state will waste money trying to defend it.

But what is wrong with Tennessee spending a million dollars out of a $38.5 billion budget in an effort to bring about Roe v. Wade’s demise?

Since defeating Roe is an uphill climb, passing the trigger bill as a backup hurts nothing.

We think legislators should put aside this either-or perspective and pass both bills.

 

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Preventing Discrimination Against Chicken Sandwiches

Last week the City of San Antonio refused to let Chick-fil-A lease space at its airport because of its disdain for the charitable causes Chick-fil-A supports. While that is unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination, Chick-fil-A will most likely turn the other cheek and not sue.

But, on the bright side, last week Tennessee Representative Jason Zachary led his state House colleagues in passing a bill that would prevent cities from discriminating against a business because it had not voluntarily made sexual orientation or gender identity a protected status under its personnel policies. The bill also prevents cities from discriminating against businesses that do not include abortion coverage under their group health insurance plan.

While all acts of prejudice against Christian-owned businesses can’t be stopped, this is a good start. The Senate will begin to consider the bill next week.

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Government Transparency and the Attorney General

Senate Joint Resolution 1, a proposed amendment to Tennessee’s Constitution regarding the state’s attorney general, has received little public attention, probably because so few Tennesseans realize how influential that office is. For example, state judges give his legal arguments great weight, legislators use his opinions to kill proposed legislation, and defense of our state’s sovereignty against the federal government often depends on him.

But that lack of realization exists for a reason. Under Tennessee’s Constitution, the unelected justices on Tennessee’s Supreme Court appoint the attorney general. And their votes are even cast in private.

Under the proposed amendment, justices would only nominate the attorney general, and they would have to vote publicly. Then, a majority of the legislature would have to confirm the nomination.

You can learn more about the resolution on our website’s bill tracking page.

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Will the ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Die in Court?

Last week Tennessee’s House of Representatives passed what is known as a fetal heartbeat bill and sent it to the state Senate for consideration. What is not known is that the bill looked nothing like the bills being proposed in other states.

The other states have recognized that fetal heartbeat legislation will be subjected to tough treatment in the federal courts, so they have put into their bills whereas clauses to justify and explain the approach they are taking and why the U.S. Supreme Court should consider their legislation differently from other failed attempts at fetal heartbeat legislation.

Inexplicably, Tennessee’s representatives decided no explanations and justifications were needed. Unfortunately, having ignored the collective wisdom of sister states as to what’s needed to challenge long-standing Supreme Court precedent, the heartbeat bill, if passed, is likely to die in court.

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Modern-Day Cannibals

Mainstream media seems intent on digging up non-criminal things our political leaders did 30 and sometimes 40 years ago and asking people if they are offended. Perhaps in hindsight or according to today’s mores, what they did was insensitive or insulting.

But do non-criminal actions decades ago make a person unfit for office today? Those who have never experienced the grace of God seem to think so, but for Christians, God calls us to a higher standard. If what people once did is not who they now are, we should thank God for the change in them, not blast them for their past. What current problem is that solving?

Scripture warns us, “If you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another.” Too many in media are nothing short of modern-day cannibals.

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When Politics, Not Law, Guides the Attorney General

Last week, Tennessee’s Attorney General, Herbert Slatery, issued an opinion regarding a law passed eighteen years ago that allowed courts to enhance a criminal sentence if the victim had been targeted because of the person’s “gender.”

He opined that “gender” referred to a psychological and cultural construct distinct from one’s biological sex and thus referred to a transgendered person. But since sex is not referenced in the statute and gender, he says, is different from biological sex, that means Attorney General Slatery has construed the law in a way that prohibits enhancement of a sentence because, for example, the criminal targeted the woman strictly because she was a woman.

That couldn’t have been the Legislature’s intent eighteen years ago, but that’s what happens when today’s politics, not law, becomes the Attorney General’s guiding principle.

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A Freedom that Leads to Slavery

During President Trump’s State of the Union speech, he said, to the applause of Republicans, “We are born free and we will stay free.”

While we shouldn’t nitpick his speech, it is worth considering such a statement from a biblical worldview—Are we really born free? Not according to the Bible.

While Adam and Eve were given great freedom, there was one tree among a garden full of trees from which they could not eat; it served, we might say, as a sacramental reminder that their freedom was under and subject to God.

But they rejected the freedom they were given, and ever since people have sought freedom apart from God.

That kind of freedom results in a slavery to sin that leads to death. And that kind of freedom should break our hearts, not lead to our applause.

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Does Modern Evangelicalism ‘Support’ Infanticide?

Our nation was appalled by New York’s abortion law condoning infanticide. Gov. Cuomo, a Catholic, defended the law said, “I have my own Catholic beliefs, how I live my life … That is my business as a Catholic. I don’t govern as a Catholic.”

In other words, his Catholicism pertains only to his spiritual life, not his secular life.

But before Protestants heap scorn on Gov. Cuomo’s theology or the Catholic Church, they need to remember that this dualistic way of viewing life is rampant within much of modern evangelicalism. Far too many evangelicals today see engaging government as just polishing the brass on a sinking ship, interfering with spiritual pursuits as they await going to heaven.

By embracing this sacred-secular split, those evangelicals unwittingly lend aid to a worldview that can condone and justify infanticide.

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